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Socialism for a Sceptical Age

Tuesday 29 October, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Tony Benn, Professor Anthony Giddens, Professor Leo Panitch, and Hilary Wainwright will debate Socialism for a Sceptical Age on Tuesday 29 October at LSE.

Professor Michael Newman will introduce this panel debate to celebrate the launch of his new publication Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left (Merlin Press). Ralph Miliband is a key 20th century political thinker, whose work was devoted to the attempt to define and apply an independent form of socialism.

Professor Mary Kaldor, LSE, will chair the event. This debate is free and open to all but a ticket is required.


To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


  • Michael Newman is a professor of politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at London Metropolitan University.
  • Tony Benn, the longest serving Labour MP in the history of the party, was recently visiting professor at LSE
  • Anthony Giddens is director of LSE and the most widely read and cited social theorist of his generation
  • Leo Panitch is Distinguished Research Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair at York University, Canada
  • Hilary Wainwright is a senior research fellow at the centre for labour Studies, University of Manchester, and editor of Red Pepper, UK.

21 October 2002